Monthly Archives: February 2017


Woman appeals refused divorce petition

Tini Owens (65), has gone to the Court of Appeal after being been refused permission to divorce Hugh Owens (78), her husband of 39... Read More
Baroness Deech

Baroness Deech: current law on spousal maintenance “an impediment to equality”

Last month, a private member's bill tabled by Baroness Ruth Deech passed its second reading in the House of Lords. The Divorce (Financial Provision)... Read More
A busy road filled with traffic

An Uber disaster: man sues for €45m, blaming app glitch for his divorce

A French businessman is suing taxi app Uber, on the ground that a software bug led to the breakdown of his marriage. According to... Read More
Christopher Hall, Director (Head of Private Client)

Chris Hall gives talk on succession planning at Probus event

This Wednesday, Vardags Head of Private Client, Chris Hall, gave a Probus talk in Henley. With a presentation titled ‘The legalities of growing older... Read More
victorian apartments

Should spousal maintenance have a time limit? Ex-husband calls for reform

Update: on 10 August 2017, Mr Mills was granted permission to bring an appeal to the Supreme Court.A husband has called for the law... Read More
Aerial view of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Leader of Australia’s populist One Nation party calls for compulsory prenups

In what has been described as her 'blue-print for Australia' Pauline Hanson, the founder and leader of the nationalist, right-wing party One Nation, has... Read More

Bezeliansky v Bezelianskaya: The difficulty of enforcing financial provision orders

In the recent case of Bezeliansky v Bezelianskaya, a wealthy Russian husband unsuccessfully applied for permission to appeal concerning a variation of a consent order and... Read More
This book will make you successful

Ayesha Vardag features in business success guide, ‘This Book Will Make You Successful’

Ayesha Vardag, President and Founder of Vardags, has featured in the newly published business success guide, 'This Book Will Make You Successful'. Jo Usmar interviews... Read More

Incentivising marriage: a taxing affair

A loophole in Chinese property law in 2013 led to hundreds of urban, married couples divorcing to evade property tax. After China’s State Council... Read More
Niagara on the lake, where the couple signed one of their unfair prenups

£11m divorce battle brings jurisdictional stumbling blocks and unfair prenups to the fore

On 22 December 2016, sitting in the Royal Courts of Justice, the Honourable Mr Justice Francis handed down judgment in DB v PB , a multimillion pound... Read More

You may be eligible for a litigation loan

If your spouse controls the family finances, you may be worried about how to find the money for your legal fees during a divorce. But this need not prevent you from accessing the best legal advice to fight for what you deserve. 

Whether you and your spouse built-up your fortune during your marriage, you married someone who already had money or you have had a child with someone with money, it is likely that you are entitled to very significant assets or income. But accessing this wealth now that you are separated may be difficult, restricting your ability to afford the very best legal representation for you and your family during your divorce.

What options are available to fund my case?

If your spouse is not prepared to pay your divorce fees, you may be eligible for a litigation loan. This specific type of lending allows you to secure any assets that you or your partner have, such as your former matrimonial home, against a loan that will cover your legal fees. This loan is then paid back at the end of the case.

A litigation loan is rigorous and transparent, and will grant you access to a top divorce lawyer who will ensure that you get your fair share. Vardags is experienced in securing litigation funding for its high net worth clients and has strong relationships with a select pool of the very best funders around. We also know when best to apply, and exercise careful judgement in determining when to pursue claims.

Vardags are ready to help

Vardags can advise in detail on the options available at your first consultation. We offer a free initial consultation, without obligation, to clients who have family assets greater than £1 million or income of greater than £150,000 per annum. Please call our confidential enquiry line on 020 7205 5792 to arrange your consultation — it’s never too early or too late to take expert legal advice. 


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Qualifying Individuals

Vardags specialise in cases involving high net worth individuals, their families and their companies.  Free consultations are offered for clients with net assets in excess of £2million or involved in other high value disputes.
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*Free consultation for qualifying individuals. We do not undertake legal aid work but there are often other ways to fund your case. We do not act on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis in civil disputes.

Call Vardags London: 020 7404 9390

Our confidential enquiry lines are staffed 24 hours a day, every day of the year.